Left Hand Milk Stout | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Milk StoutLeft Hand Milk Stout

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:

Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. “Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment.” Udderly delightful.

Collection: Perennial
Style: Sweet Stout
Color: Black, 47 SRM
Body: full
ABV: 6%
IBU's: 25
PLATO: 15.5°
PKG: 6-Pack, Keg
Malt: Pale 2-row, Crystal, Munich, Roasted Barley, Flaked Oats, Flaked Barley and Chocolate
Hops: Magnum and US Goldings
Other: Lactose

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Separately bottled 'Nitro Milk Stout' from Left Hand.

This beer takes a really really rough pour to get a decent amount of head. Its really light and creamy just you would expect. The beer is nice and dark, almost black.

Smells just like the regular milk stout but a little bit toned down, has that toasted coffee flavor but not any of the other syrupy goodness that the original milk stout that I love has.

Its a nice nitro milk stout, but I prefer the regular milk stout to the nitro milk stouts. I could easily session the nitro version over the regular milk stout but its missing that characteristic thick, chewy texture.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The nitro bottle version.

extremely dark beer with a nitro head so dense, very creamy looking. Beautiful. A thick tan froth sticking to the sides of the glass like peanut butter. Flaming nitro bubbles underneath fuels this massive entertaining head. Yes dude.

Aroma is big time chocolate. Toasted almonds. Sugar dosed coffee. Sweet. Very sweet.

Flavor is initially very sweet. Malty. Roasted oats. Oatie. Milk chocolate early but turns into 85% cocoa chocolate bar flavor.

Mouthfeel is of course smooth as silk with the nitro. Bubbles are lasting through the session - good for a nitro (usually the beer goes completely flat quick).

Only negative on this beer is the strong sweetness. I think it could have been just a little less. More dark roasty/burnt flavor would have balanced it a bit. Somewhat cloying after a few sips but not that bad. If you like very sweet and very smooth stouts this is your beer.

Jesus this nitro head is still half inch tall even after finishing the beer. A head on the bottom of the glass. Sick.

Got to give it to left hand for going with the nitro here. For some reason brewers seem to have an aversion to nitro these days. Not sure why. Could be due to the bad rants about it a few years back which claimed that nitro takes away from the flavor. I never agreed with that. Great beer and smart move by Left hand taking advantage of the rarity. Ill try almost any beer on nitro these days since it doesnt happen that often.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The pint was poured heavy, and needed time to settle. The taste was smooth, creamy, and slightly sweet. It reminds me of what a Guinness is like at a pub in Ireland; the pour, the cooking (settling), and the creamy head.

Would I buy it again? Absolutely! I cannot wait until more places have this regularly.

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Left Hand Milk Stout from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 6,830 ratings.
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